OSR Populated Hexes

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Hex 17.22 -- the Valley of the Sunken Sun -- is now live on Drivethru. It's the last of the Lake of Abominations cluster and features maps by Aaron Schmidt and art by Denis McCarthy.

It features a goblin village in an abandoned manor house at the edge of the Lake of Abominations. A mutated carcass crawler dwells in a well at the center of the village and is worshipped as a god by the goblins. The book also contains optional combat maneuvers to customize fighting classes and provides rules for the creation of charms and fetishes -- minor magical items that lower-level characters can create.

Here's a link to the original thread in the Promotion forum with all of the earlier releases.
 

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Hex 16.42 -- Into the Stewpot, is another hex in the Rawhide Gang cluster. It features a family of wereboar farmers, led by a devil swine matriarch, as well as a kobold warren, along with three playable race-as-class kobold option: the regular kobold, the warrenguard, and the beguiler. With art by Carlos Castilho and cartography by Ryan Thomason.

 

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Hex 13.39 -- the Domain of Deepwater -- is an entire cluster of seven hexes that details a small, developing domain and the surrounding hexes. It provides the small village of Deepwater, the nearby Keep, and plot hooks that a Referee can use to establish either a starting location or a settlement to place in play.

The book uses the domain rules from Into the Wild and provides concrete examples of how they're used to establish and maintain a domain.

 



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New hex is up, first in the Populated Hexes Monthly series, aimed at producing a regular output of shorter, less densely populated hexes that can be more easily slipped into existing games. Each PHM Hex has 10 pages of new material.

The first issue features a rocky coastal desert with a dragonnes' lair and a cave system containing a node of Chaos and the forgotten godling it spawned. Includes rules for generating nodes of Chaos and introduces schools of magic and an optional system for bringing specialist magic-users into your OSR game.

 

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Second patron-preview release in the Populated Hex Monthly. Hex 55.68 -- Entrance to the Valley of Kings, provides the broad sketches of an ancient burial site for the Crocodile Kings as well as rules for creating undead; both Referee-based random generation and player-based creation in game. Polished and edited version will be released on Drivethru at the beginning of October, in plenty of time for Halloween.

 



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I'm experimenting with a new model for the longer hexes and am trying a "Quickstarter" (a Kickstarter with a short duration) for each new hex. I've just set up the preview page for the first one, the sixth hex in the Rawhide Gang cluster. It will be going live at the beginning of November and running for two weeks. It has three mini-dungeons, a valley inhabited by rock baboons, rules for turning magic weapons into legendary items that get more powerful along with their wielders, setting up wizard laboratories, a monk class for OSE, and several new monsters and magic items.

Coming soon: Hex 15.41 -- The Valley of the Rock Baboons
 


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I have uploaded the draft version of Hex 55.68 -- the Entrance to the Valley of Kings (pt. 2) -- to Patreon for supporters.

I've uploaded the draft version of the second part of this hex, detailing a dungeon built by the Crocodile Kings to serve as a giant magical machine to preserve their dead and animate them as zombies. The current master of the Machine is a necromancer who seeks to learn its secrets for their own use. Includes several new necromantic spells to add to your OSE or old-school game.

 

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Part 2 of the Entrance to the Valley of Kings is live on Drivethru, just in time for Halloween. Features an ancient underground embalming complex currently controlled by a necromancer and his undead army.
 
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Wrote a blog post breaking down the Populated Hex series into hexes by terrain, lairs, and extra stuff, so that folks new to the series can see what they're getting into.

 




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Issue #5 of Populated Hexes Monthly is out in pdf, featuring an ice cave inhabited by yetis, rules for exploring in extreme cold, new equipment, a new monster, and some cold themed spells. You can get the pdf at Drivethrurpg (PHM Issue #5 -- Hex 35.06 The Cave of the Yeti - Third Kingdom Games | DriveThruRPG.com) or my website. I'm also pleased to announce that I've added some titles from other publishers to my webstore. I currently carry print products by Trail of Dice Games and Planar Compass: Products | Third Kingdom Games
 

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